5 year housing land supply

The 5 year housing land supply is a supply of specific deliverable sites sufficient to provide 5 years worth of housing (and appropriate buffer) against a housing requirement set out in adopted strategic policies, or against a local housing need figure, using the standard method.

Medway's 5 year housing land supply as of 31st March 2022 stands at 3.4 years. 


Annual requirements as of 31 March 2022 1675 dwellings
5 year requirement (1 April 2022 to 31 March 2027 8375 dwellings
Total requirement (with 20% buffer) 10,050 dwellings (2010 dwellings per year)


Large sites (sites with 5 or more dwellings) 6039 dwellings
Small sites (sites with under 5 dwellings) 283 dwellings
Windfall allowance (254 per year in years 4 and 5) 508 dwellings
Total supply 6830 dwellings


Years supply (in years) 3.4 dwellings
Surplus or deficit -3220 dwellings

Details of the specific sites which make up this land supply and the wider trajectory of delivery over the next 15 years are published in the 2022 Authority Monitoring Report (AMR).

The figure will be updated when the 2023 AMR is published in December 2023.

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